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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font Calibri type; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

SBR invites authors, scholars, and researchers to submit well-written, original, and unpublished papers on any current issue directly or indirectly related to business and accounting discipline including management, marketing, information system, business law, and economics. All submissions to the journal must be made electronically via the online submission and peer review system. The journal is supported by OJS. Registration is required to submit manuscripts online and to check the status of current submissions. If you have not registered, Go to Registration. If you have any difficulty in an online submission please write to the editor at norhayah@unisel.edu.my

 Aims and scope

SBR is a platform for researchers to discuss and put forward issues not only about Selangor but the east Asia and even the Far Eastern countries. The journal provides avenues for researchers to exchange ideas and share experiences related to their areas of expertise and interest that covers all topics relating to business, accounting, finance, management, information system, marketing, economics, and law.

Submit to the journal

Submission can be made through the Open Journal System, using online submission and review. Manual submission via email is also accepted. All submissions must be made using the journal template that can be downloaded here or can be requested from our Managing Editor at sbrfpp_editorial@unisel.edu.my. 

 Article Processing Charge

No submission/process/publication fee for this journal. However, accepted papers for publication in SBR (if necessary) are to be sent for language editing/proofreading and at the expense of the Authors. 

The manuscript must be from original work that is not under submission to another journal or under consideration for publication in another form such as a chapter of a book. Authors of submitted manuscripts are obligated not to submit their manuscripts for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered. SBR is published in an Open Access platform. All articles are free for readers to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full text. Therefore, it can only be used for lawful purposes with a proper citation to SBR. Authors or readers are restricted to republish any full-text articles that have been published in SBR elsewhere, printed or online, including organisation repository or personal website without approval from SBR. The Copyrights for articles published in SBR remain with the UNISEL Press as the Publisher.

Manuscript requirements

The manuscript should contain between 5,000 to 10,000 words including tables, figures, and references.

All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

Article files should be prepared using Microsoft Word format. Tables and figures should be included in the body of the text. All submissions must be using the journal template and must follow the SBR format, template, reference, and typesetting before desk review.

The text should be written using English (United Kingdom) (e.g. analyse, not analyze; labour not labor; centre not center; defence not defense). Authors should not use personal pronouns within the text e.g. "I want to investigate…", but use "this paper aims to…”.

Font and font sizes
The Calibri font type with single spacing
All heading, sub-heading, and text with 12.0pt
Table/Figure title, content, legend, and notes with 10pt
Journal template is available here 

Article title
Article title should not be more than 18 words.

Author Details
All contributing authors’ names should be placed and arranged accordingly. Please provide the following:
Name and designations;
Affiliation, with a full address with the postal number;
Each of the authors’ email addresses, most preferred the university or organisation email.
e.g. Nor Azilah Husin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Information System and Business Analytic, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, Universiti Selangor, 40000, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Email: nor_azilah@unisel.edu.my


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.


The manuscript should contain an abstract that should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 300 words.


Authors to provide not more than six keywords that are significant and applicable. The keywords should be widely used and accepted in the literature, and they are subject to approval by the editorial team. Capitalize the first letter of each word.


The manuscript should contain the Paper title, Full author names, Full institutional mailing addresses, and Email addresses.


The introduction should be succinct, with no subheadings.

The section heading should be in bold, left-justified, and numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals. The first level subheading should be in bold, and the second level subheading should be in italics. All pages should be numbered consecutively. For example:
      2. Literature Review
      2.1. Corporate Social Reporting
      2.1.1. Levels and Quality of Reporting

 Tables and Figures

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Tables and figures are placed in text close to where they are mentioned. Figures should be included in the text and submitted as data or as an image. Figure and Figure Title should be centralised. A retrieved figure should be appropriately cited, and the author is responsible for the Copyright in adopting or adapting the figure.

Units of measurement 

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.

 Signs, numbers, formulas, and equations

In the text, signs such as ‘%’ and ‘&’ should spell out in full, i.e., ‘percent’ and ‘and’. Indifferent, a number in the text should be presented in the mathematical form e.g. ‘300’ and ‘9’ not ‘three hundred’ and ‘nine’. Decimals numbers should be used not in a fraction. All equations and formulas should be written using the Microsoft Word Equation function or manually written, not in the format of an image.

Cite ALL author’s last name for the first citation and the following only cite the first author followed by et al.
e.g. Zainal, Mokhtar, and Zulkifli (2019) emphasised that environmental management... (First-time citation), Zainal et al. (2019) reveal that…(Second-time citation)


Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Use APA Styles for References. All references should be identified in the text by placing the cited author’s last name. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

For book 

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work. Location, Country: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).

e.g. Mathew, A. J. (2015). Principles of financial accounting (4th ed.). New York, USA: Academic. 

 For edited book
Author, A. A. (Eds.). (Year of publication). Title of work. Location, Country: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Othman, S. (Eds.). (2018). Strategic Management in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Unisel Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429057182

For book chapter
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Steven, B. C., & Malcolm, G. B. (1995). Health and Safety. In C. Ryan & N. B. Thompson (Eds.), Strategic Management (pp. 117-142). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

For journal article
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of the article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), pages. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Abdullah, A. M., & Ibrahim, K. (2020). Integrated Reporting in Japan and its impact on the sustainability of Japanese companies. Managerial Auditing Journal, 31, 418-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-10-2018-0158 

For government document
Name of Department or Agency. (Year). Title of document (Document Reference Number). Location: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Statistic Department. (1999). Job placement and unemployment rate (DHHSPublication No. ADM 90-1679). Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

 For proceeding
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of paper, volume number, pages. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C. E., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 245-249. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas. 0805417105.
Note: Give the URL of the home page when the online version of the article is available to avoid nonworking URLs.

For an online newspaper article
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of the article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from URL
e.g. Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep the brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

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